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Fort Collins Brewery Wedding Reception

And now for photos of the Fort Collins marriage celebration! In true Colorado style, the wedding couple surprised their guests by sharing their new status (married) with family and friends at a fun reception at the Pateros Creek Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado. Great conversation, good beer, and bar games added to the happy mood.

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Fort Collins Brewery Wedding Celebration

Grandparents, getting ready, late night dancing…these have always been among my favorite things to photograph during weddings. But this year, I have also been enjoying the formal portraits a lot more. I used to stress out about them, but now I just try to go with the flow. Instead of looking for the perfect shaded location, I am more eager to play with highlights and shadows, or back-light people for even lighting on their faces. And (as always) I try to go through them quickly, without a lot of fuss. Let’s do them, try to get real laughs (perhaps thanks to the one joke that I can remember)(which I also made up), try to capture a bit of motion, and let’s get you back to mingling and celebrating with the most important people in your life.

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I've been photographing families professionally since 2006. I am a wife, mama to 2 boys, companion to 2 cats who are named after members of the royal British family, a former preschool teacher. I love running, hiking 14ers, sparkly clothes, the band Phish, river float trips, St. John USVI, farm CSAs, and Colorado blue skies.



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